Kendall Jenner pays to promote a festival that is not celebrated


The model and ‘influencer’ american Kendall Jenner has agreed to pay $ 90,000 (about 82.000 euros) to conciliate a complaint filed against her in connection to the failed Fyre Festival, an alleged musical event of luxury which had to be held in April 2017 and in the promotion of participation, but that never came to be held.

Jenner, who posted a ‘post’ of Instagram promoting the festival, has settled a complaint filed by a group administrator in bankruptcy who is trying to recover money that was spent on the organization of the festival in the name of the creditors that provided the funds for the event.

Next to Jenner, who received money for the promotion of the festival, have also been reported for other artists who were to participate in the great feast, who were paid for their performances by the organizer of the event, Billy McFarland, and that he then did not take place, as Migos, Pusha T, Blink-182 and Lil Yachty.

The terms of the agreement appear in documents filed this week with the Bankruptcy Court of Manhattan, in the which consists that Jenner, who has 129 million followers on Instagram, received it from the company of McFarland, Fyre Average, $ 250,000 (228.000 eur) for the publication of a promotional event and $ 25,000 (23,000 euros) more a few days later.

Jenner has denied any liability related to the claim, and the agreement was reached after the bankruptcy administrator, Gregory Messer, and the model laid down for mediation last year.

The breakdown of the festival has resulted in numerous civil lawsuits and is the subject of several documentaries broadcast on the digital platforms such as Hulu and Netflix, while McFarland, the founder of the event, is serving a sentence of imprisonment of 6 years for fraud.

Several models have promoted the Fyre Festival in their profiles of the social network Instagram, which gave great visibility to the luxurious event, for the young people of high purchasing power paid thousands of dollars of tickets, accommodation and food.

Feast on a private island

In its promotional material, the Fyre Festival, whose entries were worth between 4,000 and 12,000 dollars (between an area of 3,640 and 11,000 euros), sold several days of concerts in a private island in the Bahamas, which supposedly had been owned by the drug trafficker Pablo Escobar.

The organization promised the attendees a shuttle in private jets, and have villas on the beach and a meal before they attend concerts of popular groups and singers.

However, many of the attendees showed in the social networks of tents and half-erect equipped only with mattresses soaked by the rain, simple grilled cheese sandwiches, shuttle aircraft, commercial and school buses, lack of mobile latrines, and the attention to the public is virtually zero. After more than a day of waiting, the event was canceled because of the evident lack of resources.